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Pence Hopeful Court Will Uphold Indiana’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Wednesday he remains hopeful that the Hoosier State’s ban on same-sex marriages will remain intact, despite blistering questions by the three-judge panel from the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Adel Daoud

Court Opinion Denying Terror Suspect Secret Court Records Mostly Blacked Out

A federal appeals court has explained its ruling that a 20-year-old terrorism suspect has no right to see classified documents regarding how evidence against him was gathered, but much of the court’s opinion itself has been kept secret.

07/30/2014

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. (Credit: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Federal Prosecutors Say Blagojevich Attorneys Misread Ruling

Prosecutors responding to a new argument in Rod Blagojevich’s appeal say the former governor’s lawyers have misrepresented a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in another case.

07/18/2014

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich walks through a hoard of media toward his house before giving a news conference outside his home March 14, 2012, a day before reporting to prison. (Photo by Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Blagojevich Files New Argument In Appeal

Rod Blagojevich’s lawyers have submitted an additional argument on why an appeals court in Chicago should overturn the convictions of the imprisoned former governor.

07/16/2014

Three Asian carp pulled out of the Humboldt Park lagoon have been placed in the invasive species exhibit at the Shedd Aquarium. (Credit: John Cody/WBBM Newsradio)

Appeals Court Upholds Tossing Of Asian Carp Lawsuit

The U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago has upheld a lower court ruling dismissing a lawsuit filed by five states seeking the placement of barriers to keep Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes.

07/15/2014

Adel Daoud

Court Denies Access To FISA Surveillance Records In Terror Case

A federal appeals court has ruled a 20-year-old terrorism suspect has no right to see classified documents regarding how evidence against him was gathered, reversing a trial court’s ruling that would have given him unprecedented access to FISA court records.

06/17/2014

Prison fence

Appeals Court Restores Prison Lawyer’s Credit For Good Behavior

It’s sadly said no good deed goes unpunished, but convicted felon Eric Grandberry at least managed to break even after working as a prison lawyer.

06/11/2014

Adel Daoud

Arguments In Terrorism Suspect’s Hearing Focus On Secret FISA Records

A federal appeals court in Chicago heard rare oral arguments on Wednesday related to surveillance questions raised by disclosures from onetime government contractor Edward Snowden.

06/05/2014

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich waves to supporters outside his home after returning from his sentencing hearing December 7, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison after being found guilty of 18 charges in two trials including trying to sell President Obama’s vacated senate seat. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Unplayed Blagojevich Tapes Added To Record, Will Stay Sealed

The U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has confirmed that transcripts of FBI wiretaps not played at Rod Blagojevich’s corruption trials have been made part of the official appellate record.

03/12/2014

Adel Daoud

Judge Delays Ruling Giving Defense Access To Secret Docs In Terror Case

A federal judge said Tuesday that she’ll wait for the appeals process to run its course before implementing her ruling that gives lawyers for a Chicago terrorism suspect access to secret documents spelling out how the U.S. government sought permission to spy on him.

02/11/2014

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich walks through a hoard of media toward his house before giving a news conference outside his home March 14, 2012, a day before reporting to prison. (Photo by Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Prosecutors File Response To Blagojevich Appeal

Prosecutors have responded to Rod Blagojevich’s appeal of his corruption conviction, challenging the notion that the behavior that landed the disgraced former Illinois governor behind bars was run-of-the-mill political horse-trading.

11/13/2013

U.S. Supreme Court Building (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Madigan Seeks Extension On Concealed Carry Appeal

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan asked the U.S. Supreme Court Monday for more time to decide whether to appeal a court’s ruling that the state’s ban on the public possession of firearms is unconstitutional.

04/29/2013

Jon Burge

Appeals Court Upholds Burge Conviction For Lying About Torture

A federal appellate court has upheld the 2010 conviction of a former Chicago police commander for lying about the torture of suspects.

04/01/2013

Gun control activists wear NRA pistol targets in a protest demanding Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan take the state's ban on carrying concealed weapons to the U.S. Supreme Court. A federal appeals court struck down the ban last year, and gave lawmakers until June 9 to come up with a new concealed carry law. (Credit: CBS)

Protesters Urge Madigan To Take Concealed Carry Case To Supreme Court

Activists staged a protest Thursday over Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s decision to wait until the legislature follows a court order and passes a new concealed carry law, rather than appeal the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

CBS Chicago–03/21/2013

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Court Rejects White Supremacist’s Appeal In Attempt To Have Judge Killed

An appeals court has upheld the 2004 conviction of a white supremacist for soliciting the murder of a federal judge in Chicago.

03/05/2013

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Court Ruling On Concealed Carry Ban Sets Stage For Fight

Backers of Illinois’ ban on concealed weapons vowed Wednesday to fight for continued controls on gun possession, a day after a federal appeals court struck down the nation’s last such prohibition as unconstitutional and ordered the state to craft a law allowing it.

12/12/2012

George Ryan

Ryan Wins Another Chance To Petition For New Trial

Former Gov. George Ryan has served most of his 6 1/2 year prison sentence and is set to be released next year, but he will have a chance to appeal for a new trial again before that.

CBS Chicago–04/30/2012